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Latest News on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

Latest News on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

Bike East Bay has been working for access on this bridge since 1977 - just four years after we were founded.  On February 11 2016, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) Oversight Committee unanimously approved a four year trial of a 10 foot bicycle pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Construction is expected to begin in January... MORE 9 Dec
Learning Together

Learning Together

How is Bike East Bay increasing the diversity of leaders in the bike community? We took a big step by hosting the League of American Bicyclists’ first instructor training for women and people of color at our offices this October.   “Knowing you’re expecting a diverse crowd is awesome,” said Binky Brown, an Oakland resident and queer woman of... MORE 9 Dec
Oakland Removes Bike Registration Requirement

Oakland Removes Bike Registration Requirement

How removing registration requirements helps to curb bike theft. Did you know that until November 29, 2016, everyone living in Oakland was required to pay $8 to the city to register every bicycle they owned? If you said “yes” then you can count yourself in the minority, as the city only processed around 100 registrations each year. Most... MORE 5 Dec
14th Street Gets $10.5 Million for Protected Bike Lanes

14th Street Gets $10.5 Million for Protected Bike Lanes

In response to many calls from residents concerned about constantly having to dodge cars, Oakland applied for and has received a generous $10.5 million state grant to add protected bike lanes to 14th Street, from Oak Street to 980, right through downtown. The project will complete a daunting gap in Oakland’s bikeway network, connecting both West... MORE 2 Dec
Election Recap: East Bay Voters Invest in Better Transportation

Election Recap: East Bay Voters Invest in Better Transportation

Local voters passed three important measures endorsed by Bike East Bay this election: Measure RR to fix BART, Measure KK to rebuild Oakland’s streets and Measure C1 to maintain critical AC Transit bus services. We’re also pleased to share that four local cities approved increased funding for streets, including Measure P1 to rebuild sidewalks... MORE 9 Nov
Pleasanton to Fix Treacherous Gap in Iron Horse Trail

Pleasanton to Fix Treacherous Gap in Iron Horse Trail

On Tuesday, September 13, Pleasanton’s City Council voted unanimously to add green painted bike crossings at the the intersection of Stanley Boulevard, Valley Avenue, and Bernal Avenue, where a fatal bicycle crash occurred in June. This near term fix will be followed by a plan to install a protected intersection at this crucial gap in the Iron... MORE 14 Sep
Sponsor Announced for Bay Area Bike Share

Sponsor Announced for Bay Area Bike Share

“Bay Area Bike Share operator Motivate — which manages the program under a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) — today announced a seven-year partnership agreement with Ford Motor Company that will allow Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Motivate to complete its plan for a tenfold expansion of the region’s bike share network to... MORE 9 Sep
San Pablo Kicks Off Bike Master Plan

San Pablo Kicks Off Bike Master Plan

San Pablo is not your typical city - with just under 30,000 residents, it is entirely surrounded by Richmond. The bikeway network currently spans most of the major arterials (Rumrill, 23rd, and San Pablo for example), but mainly consists of Class II bike lanes.  Rich City Rides’ Najari Smith on Rumrill Blvd.  In 2015, San Pablo applied for... MORE 19 Aug
Oakland's Bonus Bike Lanes

Oakland's Bonus Bike Lanes

  As advocates, we probably don’t complement staff often enough on the work they do to improve streets for bicycling. Yes, like a copy machine, sometimes the Oakland Public Works bikeway construction machine (now Department of Transportation) is never fast enough for our satisfaction. But Oakland has included many new bikeways as part of... MORE 29 Jul
Protected Bikeway Network Developing in Berkeley

Protected Bikeway Network Developing in Berkeley

By the end of 2017, Berkeley could start to have a mini-network of much-needed comfortable, lower-stress bikeways in its busy downtown and southside areas. The network might even look like the map shown here, with green showing protected facilities and purple comfortable neighborhood bikeways. And its a good thing, as central Berkeley has some... MORE 27 Jul
Choose Richmond's Next Bikeway

Choose Richmond's Next Bikeway

The Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee has put out a short survey. Called the 2016 Richmond Bicyclist Survey, it has two simple goals: to identify which routes bicyclists currently bike on and which ones bicyclists would like to bike on.  Fill out the short survey here. With a number of significant funding opportunities around... MORE 19 Jul
Clever Design Brings Protected Intersection to Berkeley

Clever Design Brings Protected Intersection to Berkeley

UPDATE December 17, 2016: The East Bay’s first protected intersection is now ready to ride. We’re working on more protected intersections for busy streets in Pleasanton, Oakland, Fremont and more. Join today as a member build an innovative bike network across the East Bay. BikeEastBay.org/Join. Students at Martin Luther King, Jr Middle... MORE 9 Jul

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